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COMSATS Secretariat Contributes to the Activities of eHAP, Pakistan

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The eHealth Association of Pakistan (eHAP) held its third Board meeting of 2010 at COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad, on 28th September 2010. The eHAP is a non-profit organization, which aims to share and enhance knowledge and advocate policy support for a broader implementation of eHealth programmes across Pakistan. The Senior Medical Officer of COMSATS Secretariat has been a permanent Board member of the Association since its inception in 2008. COMSATS Secretariat provided video-conferencing facility during the meeting for interacting with the eHAP headquarters in Karachi.

The Board appraised the progress of eHAP and its flood relief activities in Pakistan. The preparations for the 2nd International eHealth Conference (SIC-2011) were reviewed and discussions were made regarding the Conference theme and participation of renowned experts in telehealth from Europe, USA and other countries.

Subsequently, a two-day ‘Workshop on eHealth Knowledge Sharing’ was held on September 29-30, 2010. It was organized by eHAP in collaboration with LIRNEasia, a think tank based in Sri Lanka that contributes to the regional ICT-related policy-making and regulations. Director General (I.A) of COMSATS Secretariat, Mr. Tajammul Hussain; Senior Medical Officer, COMSATS Secretariat, Dr. Azeema Fareed (eHAP Board member); and Chief Operating Officer, COMSATS Internet Services, Mr. Asim Husain, among others, attended the Workshop. Also, a presentation was made by Dr. Azeema on ‘COMSATS’ eHealth Initiative and its Impact on Accessibility’.